Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Summer Mini & Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Paper Sale End Tomorrow!

Happy Monday, everyone! I know it's hard to believe, but August ends tomorrow! That means that after tomorrow, you can't order anything from the Summer Mini (except the things that made it into the big catalog), and you can't take advantage of the "Buy 3 Get 1 Free" designer paper sale! You can see the Summer Mini items HERE, and you can see the designer paper sale HERE

The stamp set I used on today's card is one of the sets from the Summer Mini that won't be available after tomorrow.  It's called On the Grow (p. 14 in the Summer Mini).  You can see another card that I made with this set HERE.  You can also see past cards I've made with Summer Mini items HERE.

Are you wondering how I did the background?   It's easy.  After running the Confetti White card stock through the Big Shot (p. 215) with the Finial Press Impressions Folder (p. 219), I inked up my Brayer (p. 203) with Pool Party ink and rolled it gently across it.  Make sure you don't press too hard if you try it yourself.  Pressing too hard will get ink in the "valleys".  You only want the ink on the raised parts.

Stamps:  On the Grow

Ink:  Jet Black Stazon Ink Pad; Real Red, Island Indigo, Pool Party, and Lucky Limeade Classic Ink Pads

Paper:  Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Real Red, & Confetti White card stock

Accessories:  Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Finial Press & Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folders, Brayer, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Basic Pearls Jewels, Paper Piercing Tool, Mat Pack, Stampin' Dimensionals, Aqua Painter, Neutrals & Brights Watercolor Wonder Crayons.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Mojo Monday 206

Today is Monday, and that means there's another Mojo Monday sketch...Mojo Monday 206!  It's the last Monday of the month, so there is a choice of making a circle version or square version of the sketch.  As you can see, I chose the square version.

I used another stamp set that I earned free with my SAB sales.  It's a cute baby set called, Little Additions (p. 83).  Not only is it cute, it's also a lot of fun to play with.  You can stamp a whole nursery with it if you want to!  I used the Flirtatious Specialty Designer Series Paper (p.183 ) along with the colors in the paper pack.  I love the brads that I used, too.  They are called In Color 2011-2013 Designer Printed Brads (p. 199), and I used the Wisteria Wonder ones in the pack.

Stamps:  Little Additions set

Ink:  Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Wisteria Wonder, & Pretty in Pink Classic ink pads; Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, & Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Markers

Paper:  Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Wisteria Wonder, Pumpkin Pie, Pretty in Pink, & Whisper White card stock; Flirtatious Specialty Designer Series Paper

Accessories:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Finial Press Impressions Folder, Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Melon Mambo 1/2" Scallop Dotted Ribbon, In Color 2011-2013 Designer Printed Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Piercing Tool & Mat Pack

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Amazing Fold Card

Hello, everyone!  Isn't this a fun card?  I learned how to make this card from a video tutorial that Mary Fish made.  You can see her great tutorial HERE.  This card is so easy to make.  I plan on making a lot more of these.

The stamp set that I used is a current hostess set, Array of Sunshine (p. 10).  The greeting set is also a hostess set, and it's called Happiest Birthday Wishes (p. 10).  I'm so in love with the hostess items this year.  I want to get them all!  I love the new hostess benefits this year, too.  You're able to earn more than before, and even earn 1/2 price items with a qualifying workshop.  Go to my "Earn Free SU! Stuff" page to find out more!

The designer paper that I used on this card is one of my favorites.  It's called Berry Blossoms (p. 185).  I really like the colors in this paper.  They're so pretty together.  I also used my favorite new ribbon, Wisteria Wonder 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon (p. 194).  I own a couple of the colors, and can't wait to get all five.

It looks like I attached the flower on the front of the card with Stampin'  Dimensionals in the picture, but I didn't.  I just put Snail Adhesive (p. 106) on the back center of the flower, and curved the edges of the flower a little bit.  The leaves are stamped directly to the square piece of Whisper White card stock, so they don't need cut out.

Stamps:  Array of Sunshine & Happiest Birthday Wishes (both hostess sets)

Ink:  Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, & Early Espresso Classic Ink Pads

Paper: Early Espresso, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade, & Whisper White card stock; Berry Blossoms DSP

Accessories:  Wisteria Wonder 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon, Paper Snips, & Bone Folder

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Holiday Mini Sneak Peek - Always Thankful

I love making Fall cards.  Fall colors are so beautiful!  I'm also in love with this new Holiday Mini set, Always Thankful.  I actually colored this image in with markers.  It looks like I watercolored it because of all of the detail in the stamp.  I just love that.  The designer paper is also in the new Holiday Mini.  It's called Spice Cake DSP.  I would have never put these colors together for a Fall card, but they really work well!  Stampin' Up! does a great job with the color combos they come up with for their DSP.

I made this card for a swap I'm in.  I joined it on our Stampin' Up! demonstrator community, Stampin' Connection.  Stampin' Up! sure gives its demonstrators a lot of creative resources to help us with our businesses.  They make it so much easier for us to come up with projects for our workshops and classes.  I just love being a demonstrator!  If you would like to become a demonstrator like me, I'd love for you to join my growing Stampin' Up! family.  It's a great way to learn more creative ways to use stamps, get products before they become available to the public, get your stamping supplies at a discount (& earn possibly some free!), and make some extra money in the process!  Who couldn't use a little extra money these days?  If you're interested and or have any questions, please CONTACT ME.  You can also find out more on the "JOIN THE FUN" page on my demonstrator website.  You can sign-up while you're there, too!

Stamps:  Always Thankful (Holiday Mini)

Ink:  Basic Black & Soft Suede Classic ink pads; More Mustard, River Rock, Pool Party, & Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Markers

Paper:  River Rock, Pool Party, Soft Suede, Pear Pizzazz, & Very Vanilla card stock; Spice Cake DSP (Holiday Mini)

Accessories:  More Mustard 1/2" Scalloped Dots Ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Square Lattice Impressions Folder, & Stampin' Dimensionals.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Mojo Monday 204

Today's card is the card that my Technique Stamp Club is going to make next week.  The technique is called "Stained Glass Technique."  I think the Delicate Doilies set (p. 127) is perfect for this technique.  It really looks like stained glass.  The designer paper I used on this one is Pocketful of Posies (p. 184).  I think the colors in this paper are really pretty together.  I probably would have never come up with this color combo.  I also used this week's Mojo Monday sketch, MOJO204.

Stamps:  Delicate Doilies & Fabulous Phrases

Ink:  Basic Black & Pear Pizzazz Classic ink pads; VersaMark ink pad; Baja Breeze, Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, & Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write Markers

Paper:  Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade, Whisper White, & White Vellum card stock; Pocketful of Posies DSP

Accessories:  Heat Tool, Black Emboss Powder, Embossing Buddy, Powder Pals, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Square Punch, Fire Circle Rhinestone Brads, Poppy Parade 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, & Stampin' Dimensionals

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Scrap In A Flash! is This Month!

I haven't had a Scrap In A Flash! camp for months!  I thought it was about time to offer another one.  I love scrapbooking as much as card making, but it seems like I never have time to do it.  If you have the same problem, then you might want to attend this one.  It's on Tuesday, August 30 @ 6:30 p.m.  You'll come away with three, 2-page, 12" x 12" scrapbook layouts that you can add pictures to later at home.  That should help at getting some pages done quickly!

This is one of the 2-page layouts that will be made.  You can click on the smaller pictures to see a larger image of each page better.  To find out more about this camp, please go to my EVENTS CALENDAR.

Stamps:  Summer Splash (Mini), Broadsheet Alphabet, & Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Upper sets

Ink:  Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, and Chocolate Chip Classic ink pads & Stampin' Write Markers

Paper:  Old Olive, Pacific Point, Rose Red, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery, & Naturals White card stock

Accessories:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Island Floral Bigz Die, Top Note Bigz Die, Finial Press Impressions Folder, Square Lattice Impressions Folder, Postage Stamp Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon, & Paper Snips

Friday, August 12, 2011

Punch Art Class is Tonight & Monday

Happy Friday, everyone!  I wanted to show the punch art creations that will be made at my Punch Art Class tonight and this Monday night.  I still have openings for Monday night, so if you live close to Mooresville, IN and want to come, please let me know by this Saturday night.  I'd love to have you!  This punch art class begins @ 6:30 p.m. both nights, and the fee is $10 for the 3 punch art creations and the two cards pictured below.  Everyone also makes a step by step sheet in their punch art journals on how to make the punch art so they remember how to do it if they want to make them later.  If you missed the first punch art class and would also like a journal, the fee will be $21 extra ($31 total), and I'll throw in the punch art from the first class for free.  The $21 dollars gets you one of the new Designer Printed 6" x 6" ring albums on p. 190 of the catty, and an extra 20 page protectors to add to the album.  The album isn't required.

For those of you that live too far away, or just can't make it to either of these classes, I'm in the process of coming up with a Class on the Go for each of my Punch Art classes.  I'll give you more information once I get everything worked out.  Stay tuned!

Punch Art Creations - Sheep, Frog, & Tractor

Frog Punch Art Card

Sheep Punch Art Card

Monday, August 8, 2011

Array of Sunshine Mojo

Happy Monday, everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I haven't posted for a week, and have really missed it.  I'm hoping to post a lot more this week.  I'm starting off this week with today's MojoMonday sketch (MOJO203).  Love this sketch!

I used some of my newest toys from the new SU! catalog on this one.  I used one of the new hostess sets, Array of Sunshine (p. 10), and a greeting set from the Summer Mini set, Happy Greetings (p. 26).  I popped the flower up by attaching it with Stampin' Dimensionals (p. 206).  Do you see the frame behind the flower?  I made it using the new Designer Frames Impressions Folder Set (p. 218).  I also used the Finial Press Impressions Folder (p. 219) on the bottom of the card.  I'm such a sucker for our Impressions Folders!  The border along the bottom of the Wisteria Wonder layer was made with one of my very favorite punches, Lace Ribbon Border Punch (p. 210).  I only let about 1/3 of it show underneath. 

Stamps:  Array of Sunshine (hostess) & Happy Greetings (Mini)

Ink:  Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, & Early Espresso Classic Ink Pads

Paper:  Early Espresso, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, & Naturals White card stock

Accessories:  Lucky Limeade 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon, Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Ice Circle Rhinestone Brads, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Designer Frames Impressions Folder Set, Finial Press Impressions Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals, & Paper Snips

Monday, August 1, 2011

Buy 3 Designer Series Paper Packages and Get 1 Free!

CLICK HERE to find out more about this great promotion!  You don't have much time! This deal is only available until August 30!

To see the designer paper packs and/or place your order, please go to MY ONLINE STORE.
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